Pi Day is here!
As a big geek, I ought to have many memories of one of the geekiest days of the year–so why don’t I? In high school, a popular science teacher would serenade us over the intercom with a special song. But wait, that was actually Mole Day! I remember now that I am picturing him dancing from classroom to classroom in an adorable mole costume. OK then, I know my high school did celebrate Pi Day by offering kids extra credit for bringing in a dessert whose circumference and diameter exhibit that most tasty of ratios. Although, now that I think about it, I don’t specifically remember bringing in any pies myself. College was an even drier spell for my pi-thusiasm. I can’t think of a single pi-related activity from those four years! For a math enthusiast, I don’t seem to be very good at showing my geek spirit. I have a friend who at one point could recite more than 500 digits of pi, but I can’t seem to remember past 3.14159.
Of course, now that I’m with the Skeptics, all that has changed, right? I mean, last year we had an epic pi(e) fight in Boston Common…which I strangely didn’t attend. I don’t remember my exact reasoning, but I suspect it had something to do with not wanting to get covered in sticky pie remnants 45 minutes away from my shower in the middle of March.
This year, I was finally gung-ho for the pie fight, and then…RAIN. I settled for a tasty circular cupcake from Sweet instead (thanks to those of you who actually braved the rain to join me!) And now we get to postpone the fight until Pie Approximation Day in July! Two Pi Days a year = KICK ASS.
I’m sure you were all just devastated at the lack of tasty insanity in the park today, but I imagine many of you found other ways to celebrate. How did you show your Pi Day spirit?